Things To Do

Boozy brunches, dinner parties, rappers and night swimming

Brunchy Bacchanal 

Sundays at Seaspice, 422 NW N River Dr., are for scene setters, soothsayers and snake oil sales folk, and on Sunday, August 23, for Moët & Chandon, which is offering Moët Ice Impérial for the bargain basement price (insert sarcasm font here) of $115 a bottle or by the glass for a little bit less. Stop laughing and drink. 



Decked Out

Rapper Talib Kweli (pictured above) will be on deck Friday, August 21 at Rec Room, 1690 Collins Ave., for whats being billed as “a cool old school/new school hip hop DJ set. ” The “Get By” and “Ms. Hill” rapper  will be there to close out the summer and, we’re told, there will be a “microphone close by just in case he wants to spit a few rhymes.” We hope that’s all that’s being spit in there. Doors open at 11 p.m.



Sweet Tuesdays

Neither here nor there, Tuesdays typically blow in so many ways, but starting at 9 p.m. Tuesday, 9Beach Miami,1628 Collins Ave., is offering a sweeter spin on things with a dinner party called Pour Some Sugar On Me!, an odd name for a savory supper but whose aim is not only to feed but to allow “the sexiest people in the Magic City to release their inhibitions, let loose, and indulge.” HugoM will spin, and we hope he does do a little Def Leppard, and belly dancers will wiggle. Not your typical Taco Tuesday at all. 



Cool En Rouge 

While you may love the neo disco, clubby,  hippity hoppity dinner party soundtracks played at certain restaurants, from time to time it’s lovely to actually be able to digest your food to more soothing sounds such as those being played at Sunday’s dinner concert at Rouge, 901 71st St. Think Vienna meets North Beach, where,beginning at 6:30 pm. Herman Whitfield III, a two-time winner of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s Emerging African-American Composers competition as well as a past recipient of multiple ASCAPlus Awards, and Valentin Mansurov, the winner of first prize in the 14th National String Competition held among the most prestigious musical institutions in the former U.S.S.R., will perform along with cellist Aziz Sapaev. A classy affair!


Night Swimming


Night swimming has its advantages — especially when it comes to flattering lighting. However, from 8 p.m. until “late” on Sunday, August 23, the Delano Beach Club, 1685 Collins Ave., is hosting Come Swim With Us, it’s summertime pop-up pool party, which is great, but this one is in conjunction with its monthly full moon party. Should the moon shine, it may be like you’re a TV anchor under the glow of HDTV. Bu that’s okay. In addition to the pool party, there will be body painters offering some touch ups and art, dancers, “models” and a a “mermaid” providing in pool distractions in addition to the bouncy glow in the dark beach balls. An ice cream cart — just what you need with models and bikinis — will be serving gelato, and Arlette Carlin, Marcos Noel and George Andreas will be spinning. For cabana reservations email